Read below, on how Omar came to write his first book,
Young kids ask the most simple yet profound questions about the world around them. My kids are no different. So one night during our typical bedtime routine that included storytime, snuggling, and talking about all sorts of fascinating things, the topic of God came up - and along with it - the most profound question of them all: "Where is Allah?"
I attempted to provide a rational explanation, but that strategy didn't work. My drawn out explanation seemed to provoke an endless stream of follow-up questions that I wasn't equipped to answer. I needed a better way to help my kids understand this fundamental concept of God.
Subsequent searches online for Islamic themed children's books produced disappointing results. That's when I decided to write a children's book myself.
About Omar S. Khawaja, The Author:
Omar is a Muslim American born in the Middle East with family roots in Pakistan. Omar has three children. He grew up in New York but started writing children’s books only when he was in Washington D.C.
Omar is the creator and Author of Ilyas & Duck cartoon characters and children’s book series. Ilyas & Duck Search for Allah is his first children's book.